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By Emma Plumb, VI Form, Nathan Cunningham, VI Form, and Harrison Buttrick, VI Form
Get Educated on the Syrian Conflict: Three Perspectives
from Mr. Adam Jewell: As summer has given way to fall, the brave trio of students in my Modern Middle East course has tackled issues around the rise and role of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or al-Sham, ISIS to most), or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or to some Daesh within and outside the Middle East. As they looked at where ISIS/ISIL/Daesh ‘came’ from and what it ‘wants,’ they began to ask why it seemed that no one really cared. Below are their perspectives as to why you should care about the rise and actions of ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. (more…)